May 20, 2014

U Make My Heart Flutter - Scrap the Boys

I was going through my typical inspiration sites and this month at Scrap the Boys, their challenge was to be grungy / messy.  What better way to describe boys?

This pictures was taken on Christmas morning (I know, I'm 6 months behind... don't judge) after all the presents were unwrapped and the wrappings were in a big pile, so my boys jumped in!

I love the fact that they had new toys to play with and they had more fun and laughter in this!

I started this page with 2 white pieces of cardstock.  One being the BG and one behind the mask I used to created the big circle.

I stamped over and over within that circle until I was satisfied with the result.  I believe I used 7 or 8 different stamps within the circle.  Then, using Tim Holtz inks and blending tool, I blended and smudged different colors.

The heart and the butterflies are Tim Holtz grungeboard that are painted with acrylic paint and then inked.

Added a couple layers of pp and mesh under the photo... stamped a couple of chevrons...

Bunched up twine and title and voila... it is complete!

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May 15, 2014

Niagara To Do - CMS # 62

Hi everyone!  I'm here to post about the latest challenge for Color Me Scrappy.

I really love the muted tones in this color palette.  I could see myself using these in my home.

There is a great prize up for grabs for the month of May.  Make sure to check out the blog to find out the details!  Also, the first challenge for May is still up and running.  You have until the end of the month to finish both challenges.  It's been raining here, so I've utilized a lot of that time to scrap since I can't get outside.  Maybe you should do the same!

Here is my take on the colors.  The page is really an overall summary of everything we did in Niagara.

Thanks for stopping!

May 14, 2014

Stunning - Creative Scrappers

I just fell in love with this sketch from Creative Scrappers.

To be honest, I haven't participated in many challenges lately.  Basically, I've been just performing my DT duties and of course, running Color Me Scrappy.  But now that I've given up the reigns at CMS, I am going to have more time to create the pages I want to create.

Life is pretty busy right now.  We just bought a fixer upper cabin, so the DIY projects there alone will keep me busy too.  If you would like to follow along on our cabin re-do, I'm blogging about that to.  You can find the blog HERE.

Now, onto my page for Creative Scrappers.

Ok, so the first thing I'd like to mention is that my sewing machine was being very temperamental on this day!  It kept knotting up on me and just would not sew, so I just doodled the black frame around the page.  Not my ideal way to do it, but sometimes you just have to improvise. 

Sometimes, I struggle with randomness.  I'm more of a uniform type of person, so for me to "randomly" place bling and stars is a stretch.  I'm never happy with this!

Well, thanks for stopping by!


May 07, 2014

you. me. - Challenge YOUrself #6

Welcome back to the May challenge of Challenge YOUrself!  The participation has been fabulous so far with this new challenge blog.  We hope it continues to grow!

This month, Challenge YOUrself is challenging you to create a layout about YOU and a female in your life.  The month of May contains Mother's Day, but it doesn't necessarily have to be about you and your mom.  It can be a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother or a friend.

In addition to the always required picture of YOURSELF, you must use the sketch below:

I chose to create a page with my friend Pam.  Most of the time, when Pam and I get together, we scrapbook.  With that being said, there are very few pictures of Pam and I together, because to be honest, who want to scrapbook a picture of you scrapbooking?  It sounds like one of those endless circles.

Pam and I have been friends for a long time.  We met when I still worked and neither of us scrapbooked.  After I had kids, and quit working, we went our separate ways, but reconnected and found out that we both enjoyed this new hobby.  It's been non-stop ever since!

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May 01, 2014

US Falls - CMS #61

Well hello everyone.  Today, I'm featuring a new challenge at Color Me Scrappy.

This color palette was extremely difficult for me.  I struggle with any shade of purple and to be honest, I avoid it like the plaque.  But, since I am on the DT for CMS, I'm doing this page.

My supply of pinks and purples is very limited since I have 2 boys and I'm really not that much of a girlie girl.  In fact, I'm somewhat of a tomboy and a DIYer.

Either way, here is the latest from my scrappy space...

And a couple detail shots...

Thanks for stopping by!